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  • MPI’s Summer 2017 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report forecasts a continued healthy market, with indications of anticipated increases in employment, business conditions and both live and virtual attendance. Key findings include the following: The majority of respondents envision a seller’s market continuing throughout 2017 (70 per cent) and into 2018 (69 per cent)—although the strength of this swing is only slightly in favor of suppliers, nearly a balanced market.…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • MPI’s Spring 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Spring Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report shows the forecast for business conditions and budgets continues to improve at a healthy rate. It also reveals how audiovisual partners have an increasingly powerful role in the outcome of successful events, while planners are driven to focus more on myriad aspects of contingency planning. Key findings include the following: 69 per cent of respondents predict favorable business conditions—up 11 per…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • MPI summer 2016 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates meeting and event industry projections remain solidly positive as planners and suppliers adapt and learn to thrive in the evolving seller’s market landscape. Key findings include the following: The past year has seen a 12 per cent drop in respondents that project positive growth for upcoming live event attendance (down from 62 per cent); yet, live and virtual attendance…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • Supplier viewpoint: The rewards and challenges of meetings industry suppliers

    Penni Holdham, CSEP, Creative Director, The Display Connection Inc. Heidi Welker, Vice President, Marketing, AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions What are some of the challenges of working in the meetings industry and how can these challenges be addressed? Penni Holdham: The current do-it-yourself trend among event and meeting planners can offer up some awkward moments that can be easily averted with full disclosure and proper communication. There is no question that with tighter end-user budgets, the planner is looking to make…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Disasters, risk, and planning events

    As I write this, I’m saddened by all the disasters that have happened in the last couple of weeks, just in North America: Flooding in Calgary and other parts of Alberta. Kudos to Calgary for going ahead with the Stampede as best it can. Lac-Megantic, Quebec where a horrific unmanned train with flammable contents exploded in the small town and crashed into the Musi-Café. As I write this, there are still many people missing, including several employees of the Musi-Café.…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

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